There was a man who was late for a very important meeting. He drove to the building where that meeting was held but there were no vacant parking lots left.
“O Lord,” the man begged. “Give me a space to park my car, for I’m late. Please, Lord! I’ll start tithing, I’ll quit smoking, I’ll start going to church regularly. Please give me a place to park my car.”
Then, literally in a moment, another car leaves its parking space.
“Alright, Lord, thank you! I don’t need your help any longer! I can do all by myself…”
The Lord doesn’t force us to believe even when He answers our prayers visibly. He always lets us choose freely.
Translated by The Catalog of Good Deeds